Should GD be Part of Campus Placements?

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Just said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Do you want to show your English communication skill than GD is very important?

GD is important in an interview. GD is shown the talent of the candidate.

Thy know that he/she can able to work for them.

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Hitesh said: (Sep 16, 2016)  
In my opinion, GD should not be part of campus placement because of some of the student technically very smart but they can't expose their self in front of peoples. Sometimes irrelevant topics are given in the placement drive some of the students have not broad knowledge but they have good knowledge of their field.

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Manish Sharma said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
It should be a part of the job. Because it's the only way by which we can improve our communication skill.

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Abhishek Garg said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
Good Evening,

The topic for discussion is Should GD be Part of Campus Placements?

"Words have a lot of Power"- Using goods words is very important for to give an impression.

But much more important is how to use this good words in a proper manner and that's what we called COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Having good communication skills is very necessary.

So, I totally agree with GDs should be Part of Campus Placements. It really helps Company judging students who are having good communication and confidence.

The company obviously will be wanting the students having good communication skills, So that after joining.

That student can handle the company and the employees can communicate to their customers`and brings the project to the company.

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Jitendra Kumar Mahto said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
GD is a part of communication skills and the not learning part which improve when we are meet the great man with the discussion. So, GD is very important because it part of campus placement.

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Amit said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
Yes. GD should part of placement. One can improve his/her communication skill after getting the job also by training workshops. But if we eliminate only based on this criteria so it is our loss. Because "Life is a learning process".

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Surya Prakash Reddy said: (Aug 17, 2016)  
Definitely, because each one has their own ideas and thoughts. To express their ideas regarding an issue GD's are must. Through GD's one's communication skills are tested. How do approach to a problem can also be justified? Their body language and the way of speaking and accent can also be understood in GD. So, without GD it is a waste to conduct placements.

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Stark said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
Hi fellas,

To all of you who think it is a essential part of hiring process, tell me one thing did you attend your GD just like that without any preparation.

If yes, the basic goal which GD is supposed to satisfy is not fulfilled in real life scenario is different and totally unexpected. One more thing I am from Chennai, I was allowed to speak only in English in GD whereas in Northern India you are allowed to speak in native language (Hindi), and again another factor which is neglected in all of the GD, "language".

Finally I like to finish it of by saying that GD should not be a part of hiring process rather an hands on experience should be encouraged.

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Shamli said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
Yes, I think GD should be part of campus placements because it shows your views towards any topic, your personality and the way you present things in front of people effectively. It also shows your ability to talk in a group impressively having eye contact with every group member and having the capability to listen to other's ideas and views. These things are so important in knowing that person's character to place him or not because nowadays there is a tough competition in campus placements so many more activities are taken to get best of all students from campus placements.

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Ram said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

In the way, everyone knowledge is about regarding GD. But some people knows about the topic they can't explore outside. They felt in confusion in that time why because they don't know how to start. We can learn technical things in one day but communication skills we can't. So communication is very important.

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Radhika said: (Jul 18, 2016)  
Yes, I completely agree with the topic. GD's are very important because you get to learn a lot from them. You improve your communication skills, listening skills etc. Later, you won't face much difficulties in dealing with group projects.

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Neeraj said: (Jul 11, 2016)  
I would like to share my opinion on given topic. GD should not be a part of company process. An aim of GD to know the person communication skills well or not? The useful of GD is checking the candidates thinking innovation skills and knowledge about the environment skills.

The negative of GD is someone is very talent in technical skills but the same time their feeling uncomfortable. At that time they do not speak.

GD there are various qualities checked.


Thinking power.

Communication Skills.

Listening skills.

The behavior of sitting and speaking.

A way of express their view.

And we know ENGLISH language also. So improve our communication skills m.

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Ab37 said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
Yes, GD should be part of campus interviews because the interviewers can know about our communication skills, the way we speak, our behaviour while talking with others and knowledge on current affairs, command on society since they feel that one should need such skills apart from the subject they have.

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Isha Pandya said: (Jul 1, 2016)  
Hi friends,

According to me, the GD should not be as last elimination round of campus recruitment because in GD we focus on communication skill, the way of convincing people, knowledge about current affair. All are running behind communication skill and attitude but we are forgetting that these things are secondary and additional things but your technical knowledge towards your field is most important. You can't grow your company with the candidate who only have communication skill and less technical knowledge.

One can improve his/her communication skill after getting the job also by training workshops. But if we eliminate only based on this criteria so it is our loss. Because "Life is a learning process".

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Jomat said: (May 30, 2016)  
Hi Friends,

GD is carried out to understand the communication ability of the candidate in this process we may not give focus to the people who have good basic in Technic. They may fail communication but they will be good in their technical knowledge. This is the major issue we may face during GD in Campus Placement.

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Chetan said: (May 24, 2016)  
As an individual, I think that GD is to judge the speaking ability of a person.

And GD also plays a very vital role to know the image/ideology of society in the eye of that men. When he/she try to give his/her view at that time they want to explore themselves and they speak from the heart what they thought.

GD is also helped us to know the thinking ability of that person.

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Rajeev Sharma said: (Apr 1, 2016)  
According to me, GD brings about the leadership qualities rather than the managerial and technical, mentality, experience qualities.

The group discussion is an integral part of the selection process in higher education and campusing. It is also an important tool of students.

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Ppu said: (Mar 23, 2016)  
GD is a good tool to judge the communication skills of a person. It tells the recruiter about how well they can interact with different people in different scenarios and get their viewpoints agreed upon. It tells about the general knowledge of a candidate- how well informative a person is about day-to-day happenings. It checks how expressively can a candidate put forward his viewpoints.

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Abc said: (Mar 23, 2016)  
GD should not be a part of campus placements.

GD brings about the leadership qualities rather than the managerial and technical qualities. More aggressive and dominating people dominate over the whole GD and can get selected even though if their managerial skills are poor.

This is the main reason why most of the IIMS, the most prestigious b-schools, are removing GDs from their selection process.

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Rana Rikita said: (Mar 17, 2016)  
GD is better because of that we can know the thoughts and we can know the thinking of the people.

Because of GD people can speak between many people and person can overcome his problem of speaking in between public.

GD is a good process if a company wants to choose the correct candidate because a company can know and check the thinking ability of the candidate.

GD is good if a candidate wants to leave a good impression on company, Interviewer. Company get to know that this person's thinking ability is of which level.

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Chitra said: (Feb 21, 2016)  
Hi friends,

I think GD is good process for recruitment but it should not be filtering process. It checks communication skills your attitude, confidence level, behavior, way of speaking etc. And these all things are important for good employee but in spite of all thee things some students are afraid of GD they can't speak well in front of people but technically they are superb so the interviewer should judge the student not only with GD but also also with his/her interview also.

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Kartik Khatri said: (Feb 5, 2016)  
Hey friends, my name is Kartik, as far as I am concerned group discussion should be a part of an interview because there is a bundle of people who are knocking the door of the panels for limited jobs so it is the only way to panels that separating the cream out from the bunch of aspirants.

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Chandan Singh said: (Jan 8, 2016)  
GD is a process to check the communication skill of any student who participant in campus drive but it is not a necessary process because some student are strong in technical but they fell uncomfortable in GD.

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Ramu said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
In my opinion GD is important to some extent to select a person. If a person having only good communication skill is not enough for any job. GD should always be known topics then only we know how is his point of view, how he take things in a better way. These days most of job seekers are mainly afraid of GD and JAM sessions in interviews because most of them graduate from regional language. It will definitely affect those guys who are pursuing graduation from regional language.

In my opinion if GD conducted at the final level of interview there is a chance company may not loose the skilled person. What companies did with the person only having communication skills without technical skills. No company in the history survived only having persons with communication skills. Finally what I want to say is GD should not filtering process.

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Saran Kumar P said: (Nov 11, 2015)  
Hi Friends,

In my opinion, GD can be a part of selection process, but should not a filtering process.

Many students who are strong in their technical domains lack in their communication skills, this would not help them to expose their valuable and precious thoughts in front of others.

To showcase anyone talent, Communication skills plays a vital role. GD not only helps to share one's valuable thoughts and ideas regarding the subject but also helps in building a good team player and team leader which are essential in today's scenario.

So, its important that GD should be a part of selection process.

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Dhruti said: (Oct 28, 2015)  
Hello friends,

I would like to add my words GD is an important part of campus recruitment because as an individuals candidate are able to put there point of views & also check that how candidate can stands for there words till the end of the discussion as after some of the others opinion candidate are feel like if there words are true or not.

So, it shows that how much you are confident about your words no matter whether is it right or wrong. Its all about your level of confidence for what you say.

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Kiran said: (Sep 21, 2015)  
My opinion is GD should not be a part of company process.

Aim of GD is to know whether a person communicates well or not? If the job profile is pure technical what is the need of communication skills there.

Suppose if we take an example of Abdul Kalam Sir, First time when he was searching for a job he got rejected for lack of communication skills this is written in wings of fire but he is missile man of India and president of India. It means if the profile is purely based on technical no need to search about communication skills.

Communication skills are required convey the information. However that comes with one or two years experience in the company. Why I am saying like this is in India many students are studied their elementary education in their mother tongue. Though they have talent they are poor in communication skills.

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Minal said: (Sep 20, 2015)  
Hi friends,

I would like to share my opinion on given topic. I agree that if someone who's communication skill is not so good but he is technically strong it may consider as he not right for job, but by GD we can share our thoughts expressively and it shows our team building capabilities. Coin has always two sides, someone take it as positive way and someone take it as negative way.

Thank you.

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Minal said: (Sep 20, 2015)  
Hi friends,

I would like to share my opinion on given topic. I agree that if someone who's communication skill is not so good but he is technically strong it may consider as he not right for job, but by GD we can share our thoughts expressively and it shows our team building capabilities. Coin has always two sides, someone take it as positive way and someone take it as negative way.

Thank you,

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Minal Marathe said: (Sep 20, 2015)  
I think GD only shows only our communication skill it is showing how much practical knowledge we are having about our field. So, it should not be part of campus replacement.

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Shubh said: (Aug 14, 2015)  
In my opinion, GD should not be a part of selection because GD shows only communication skills it doesn't shows that how knowledge you have in technical field?

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Vishwajit said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
First of all I am strongly agree with you. According to me GD must the be part of the recruitment process. Why because it is the best activity that not only reflects your knowledge but also the your communication skills much more. It will give the brief information regarding your leadership, how you convince someone. And how you present yourself in front of others that is when you are working with your teammates.

If the recruiting company is related to the management or marketing field then your command on the language is of more importance. If suppose the company is related to the technical field then technical related GD should be there. The technical subjects like "should all the automobiles have ABS (antilock braking system) or not".

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Tarun said: (Jun 27, 2015)  
Hello friends,

I think GD should be a part of placement procedure but only to some extent.

Like in technical or core companies should not involve GD in their placement process as they need knowledge and technicians not a person who can only talk in public because some peoples are introvert who can talk with people comfortably when they have no fear and when they are familiar with those people to whom they are talking to.

On the other hand in consultancy companies too it should not be given that much weight age as is given to the personal interviews and their skill should be tested there only.

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Rakesh said: (Jun 19, 2015)  
I feel that it is a good practice where people with good communication skills are required. But when it comes to their knowledge it might result in loss of an intellectual person. Sometimes people have a bunch of knowledge but the stage freight hinders them from entering into a good company. So if group discussion is eliminated such people will be more confident and the company will also not loose a techno-maniac.

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Nadhinikrishanan said: (Apr 22, 2015)  
In my opinion every thing has positive & negative thoughts. As the same the useful of GD is checking the candidate's communication skills, thinking innovation skills and knowledge about the environment skills.

The negative of GD is someone is very talent in technical skills but that time their feeling uncomfortable. At that time they does not speak. So they are eliminate.

I think GD is not important for the selection of job because the company lose the good technician.

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Niroja said: (Apr 21, 2015)  
I think it has a positive impact because it is one of the way to judge a candidate is skilled in communication and whether you posses leadership quality and adjust with the stranger. If the person is not expressed your ideas the GD is not help for your job.

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Sadhana Singh said: (Apr 3, 2015)  
I think good should remain in campus but it should not be the final decision to consider an applicant's talent and other virtues.

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Kriya Soni said: (Mar 19, 2015)  
I am in against because some people has a knowledge about technical field but communication skills is poor. So those guys has not right to do job in any company, where GD is compulsory.

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Ravi said: (Mar 12, 2015)  
Hello friends.

Our topic is "Should GD be a part of campus interview".

Yes I agreed with this topic only on the basis of that company like marketing and management. And also those companies who are connected with the foreigners.

Because in GD there are various qualities checked.

Way of express their view.
Communication skill.
Listening skills.
Behavior of sitting and speaking.

These all qualities should be endowed in any person if he wants to be a part of MNC. Because there many employees will meet from different states and country. And we know English is a common. So communication skills matters a lot.

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Deepak said: (Feb 9, 2015)  
The reason behind GD is to check knowledge and most importantly communication.

Taking GD for campus placement has become fad. Companies which require technically proficient people should put more emphasis on technical knowledge not on good communication. Because many intelligent people who are good in technical knowledge get sidelined by people who are good communicator but not equally good with technical knowledge.

So GD should be conducted depend on profile. If the demand of a profile is communication then GD is must.

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Kalyan said: (Jan 2, 2015)  
GD is a mean of checking how well an individual would be able to work in a team. Since every individual needs to work in a team in any Software Company, it is very important to know whether the candidate would be able to mingle and move along with the other members of his team.

Also group discussions are a part of the selection process because, it is a part of every employee in his work field to attend meetings, discuss brief ideas and showcase their project development, and GD's help in knowing the capacity of the individual to attend such meetings.

But when it comes to purely technical companies like electronic or chemical core companies group discussions should not be a part of the selection process as technical knowledge is not communication skills, instead it is subject knowledge.

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Lavanya said: (Dec 21, 2014)  
In my point of view GD is not necessary for technical oriented jobs, because technical jobs have more technical knowledge on their respective jobs only. But marketing and finance and customer support jobs must have communication skills, leader ship qualities, team working skills. If the companies (for technical positions) want to conduct GD for filtering the candidates they should conduct after technical interview.

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Sumit said: (Dec 13, 2014)  
If, we see from the point of view of programmer or technical, it is not necessaries that a person have good communication skills in English for GD. From the point of view to be either a manager or marketing team, it is necessaries part of life and also from the point of communicate to each other.

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Bilal T.N said: (Nov 4, 2014)  
According to my point of view GD is useful to analyse the communication skills of a man. Also it gives the information about a person's situation handling ability.

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Ravi said: (Oct 31, 2014)  
Good afternoon friends this is Ravi.

In my words the GD is definitely best criteria to select wonderful minds into any organization. The organization will look the persons with two traits. First ability to communicate with the group, second enough technical knowledge.

As the above people saying that the technically sound persons will loss, I accept their words since GD alone can't judge them. Based on the organization they must follow in conduction of technical before GD or after GD.


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Aditi said: (Oct 25, 2014)  
Hello friends,

Our topic today is "Should GD be a part of campus placements:".

Well! According to me GD as a part of selection process plays a vital role. For the growth of any company employees having good technical as well as interpersonal i.e. soft skills are required.

Technical skills of a candidate is examined in technical interview, his mental ability is checked during aptitude test now when it comes to the soft skills of a candidate like his leadership skills, confidence, supportive nature, listening skills, communication skills and many more GD plays a great role.

It is a great chance for the evaluators to evaluate the candidates and also for the candidates for opening themselves with all their hidden skills so GD is like a platform. But then it should not be the only criterion for selection as some people may have good technical knowledge but they appear weak in GD due to fear or may be dominance so such people should get a chance to overcome their drawbacks.

From my side I conclude that GD should be held after technical and HR interview so that evaluators can take decision from the overall performance of all the candidates and not just in one field.


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Ravi Poonia said: (Sep 2, 2014)  
Dear friends, our GD topic is should GD be a part of campus placements. In my opinion it is the requirement of job profile. If it is a managerial post then it is required and if it's a technical post then it's not necessary. But it is a plus point of a candidate. If you are good at GD it's mean that you can better express yourself and it helps to engage in group activity.

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Gopi said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
From my point of view GD is useful to know the communication skills, leadership, attitude etc., of a person but, but the person those who feel shy and have stage fear even they have good job talent and knowledge they cannot prove their talents.

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Vinay Barnwal said: (Aug 24, 2014)  
As every coin has two faces, similarly on this topic it has two sides.

Yes GD must be a part of selection. Why not? It shows your confidence, communication skills, knowledge, common sense and lot more.

But on the other side based on these things you cannot judge a person about his ability regarding job profile.

The candidate must be judge by his overall performance.

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Sandyee said: (Aug 19, 2014)  
I think GD should be a part of placement it depends on sector of company. Some companies are not required much communication skills. It should not be the criterion to eliminate a candidate. It may be taken as reference to compare candidates of same level. It is good for communicating with other guys.

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Rutuja said: (Jun 29, 2014)  
My personal opinion is that GD is useful in judging a candidate's social outlook. But I have experienced that the rules for GD are not many a times followed. Many candidates don't give other a chance to put up their view, here his points should be cut for not having proper listening skills. But it doesn't happen this way, the candidate gets selected. Wherein the other guy who is waiting n behaving obediently for his chance gets rejected.

Another drawback is that after a some time of discussion you feel that your opposite point is right is more convincing then you can't change your side. It will be counted as a negative point. So then it gives the feel of a debate more than a group discussion.

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Sunitha said: (May 27, 2014)  
Hi friends. In my point of view, yes of course GD must be a part of campus placements because we can improve our communication skills as well as free from shy. We can also able to communicate with others easily. Now a days most of the companies are looking for a bright employees for their firm. And also able to mingle with the respective employees.

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Samidha said: (May 24, 2014)  
I think GD should be part of campus placements because through GD they actually detect our speaking skills, leadership skills, smartness, concentration, polite nature. So, and as we get int MNCs so its necessary that we are smart enough to deal with companies smartly.

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Hitesh Chaudhary said: (May 11, 2014)  
Hello friends,

In my point of view GD is not a part of Campus placement. Because in the GD they check our talking style, our body language and our participation as well as they check our concentration and how to give a chance to other participant. And in the campus placement they check our confidence and our current affairs knowledge and many more.

So I think GD is not a part of campus placement.

Thank You.

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Raj said: (Apr 15, 2014)  
We must look on both the side of court and stating GD as less important factor for job selection will be wrong. At the same time there is other side when a person is good at work and not in discussion. So as per best of my opinion, GD is good but should not be the only selection criteria.

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Bindu Reddy said: (Apr 7, 2014)  
Yes, GD should be the part of campus Placements. With the Help of GD we can Analyze the Communication Skills of the particular person. We can even the abilities & skills of the person. We can interpret the character of the Person who takes up first opportunity in GD as an initiator. So GD will be help in selecting the talented persons.

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Maha said: (Mar 29, 2014)  
Hi friends,

GD is not at all needed for an interview. And personally I think GD should not be a selection criteria for a job. If it is an IT company then they will need candidates who are strong technically. Then what is the use of this GD. Many people can't able to speak in GD but that does not mean they are not strong in communication skill. Even if you give a topic to a foreigner suddenly though his mother tongue is English he will think and then only come up with points and for sure he will also not speak continuously. So shall we end up that foreigner is weak in communication skill? Certainly not. BPO, Marketing etc are some departments where we need excellent communication skill. For that also we cannot judge a persons talent from GD. If a person speaks well on a topic then will that mean she/he will be good in marketing? A big NO. She/he would have already prepared some topics and if that topic coincides with GD topic she/he will get selected.

Some persons get anxiety to deliver the points but I bet you if you ask them to explain any topic technically they will somehow come up with points. Because they know about that topic so no fear in delivering.

We can make GD as a technical discussion. They can give topics based on their job requirements and allow to speak what and all she/he knows about that topic. Because that is the field where they are going to work. Everyone should be allowed to speak separately and not like discussion or debate. Surely this will make recruiters to dig out how strong they are into their subjects. And this is what an organization needs and not a person who is telling story on general topics.

My bottom line: GD will never ever tell you a person's personality and technical skills.

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Jayanta said: (Mar 21, 2014)  
To be Frank That's Not A gd in placement Scenario. In My Entire life I never knew a professional group discussion to be ended with many people shouting. If GDs is what corporate world mean during recruiting process, they should allot some more time.

An Excellent gd comprises of sharing opinions and reaching Conclusions unanimously but in such competitive scenario all norms are broken and is turned to a quarrel. A debate is diff. Than a GD. The Real And appreciative GDs happens within the organisation for considering several points delivered in intellectual way not shouting! So I think GDs should be there but it should be judged by several traits of candidate, not the person eager to dominate or shout with any fallacies.

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Tanvi said: (Mar 4, 2014)  
As per my experience or my point of view, companies should not rely on selecting candidates on the basis of GD's. I m not saying that GD's should be eliminated from selection process. What I m saying is that it should not be given much weightage. How can a person be wholly judged by his/her communication skills or on the basis of how he/ she is interacting with others. I t is not necessary that a person who is proficient in many working skills will be good in taking part in a discussion just to make others agree on his/her thoughts. Or if we see it from the side of a person who is good in Gd's then also it is not possible that every that candidate who has performed well in discussion will be good at working in the organization.

Before that, we must decide weather the company is selecting intelligent and hardworking people or those who are talkative and smart in discussions. Sometimes people do not get thoughts in mind while discussing and so not able to speak. And there are many people who are of reserved type and do not speak a lot or not social. Then also they get hesitated while speaking.

Same thing happens to me also that I can not speak well on a topic in 5 - 10 minutes. Rather I can write it (manually) in an excellent way. So it does not mean that I am bad at speaking part. Then how can I be judged on that criteria. If I would have given a chance to speak upon the same, then I could not have spoken in such an elaborated manner.

I have seen many people who are not good in studies but are performing very well on Gd part. In a working organization, working skills are more important. And to be good in speaking you do not need to face Gd's everyday. People who are good in speaking will speak well. For that his/ her communication skill can be judged personally also.


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Piyush said: (Feb 26, 2014)  
In my perspective GD should not be the part of the campus placement because instead of that extempore should be their for the students to check their communication skills as far as assessment concern.

Gd in the campus placement is some time barrier to the good technical knowledge student but unfortunately he lose the opportunity to get place in the dream company, fish market in the GD may results in the not selection of the any candidates.

2. GD is always based on the topic but the topic which is provided by the panelist may be come from various sectors so this may create the problem for the content which important for speaking fluently.

3. Extempore with the 3 options can create the great opportunity to speak out confidently after all communication and body language all these are the cover in it.

Thank you!

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Vanitha said: (Jan 8, 2014)  
Of course, not.

In my view it should be part of skills development subject in the colleges. In Today's world, people aware of so many languages. But if we come to the company's point, They need a candidate who can well performed in their communication skill (English).

So, It's better to be in colleges so that the students can improve their communication skill starting from there but almost only the standard colleges provides a chance for the students to get interact with the people. Is it enough? Not at all. Most of the schools are result oriented but college should not be like that because our career starts from there. In fact, they should work on career oriented not result oriented.

Thank you.

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Vikas Kumar said: (Dec 28, 2013)  
According to my point of view no, it is not necessary that GD be a part of campus placement it is because so many students are not able in GD's but they have much better skills related to the job profile. Many candidates knows about the topic but they scared in front of the recruiter.

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Asmath Fathima said: (Nov 21, 2013)  
Hello Friends.

In my point of course group Discussion is a main process on recruiting a candidate for any post. But now-a-days, GD is conducted as a filtering process in many companies.

This way of recruiting a candidate should be changed.

GD is important only for to express our communication skill, our leadership quality, but on considering the company's growth it is more important for to check their technical & analytic part.

By proving the last mentioned two parts one should posses a good part on any companies growth.

Thank you !

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Deepika Reddy said: (Nov 13, 2013)  
GD should be a part of campus recruitment.

Only marketing companies must consider it as criteria for selection purpose. In marketing companies there will requirement to have good communication, which can be tested in GD.

Whereas in other core companies, GD should be held but not consider it as the criteria for selection purpose.

Candidates may not be good in communication but good at other areas like coding, testing etc.

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Sunil said: (Nov 7, 2013)  

I think conducting gd in campus placements is better but depending upon only gd they should not select the member because the person may not feel well I mean he/she may suffer from throat pain or cold something else but at that time she/he know full topic and can speak but due to the problems they may not at that particular situation. So I think that conducting gd in campus placements is not better.

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Genia said: (Oct 7, 2013)  
GD of course have a very important role in a recruitment process. We can judge a candidate very well about their communication skill, confidence level and the leadership quality as well. We can judge their thinking process as well.

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Hariharan said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
I think it depends on the company whether it is marketing company or a technical company (core company). In a marketing company where one needs to interact with clients and sort out issues, people need a good communication skill. Then GD would be necessary. If its a core company where one needs to design something or build something, then in my opinion GD need not be there as an elimination process.

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P Noor said: (Aug 7, 2013)  
In GD section if there is the person who have leadership qualities always doesn't want the members in the group to be keep quiet, he/she automatically ask the opinion on the topic to involve the member who's keep quiet during the gd section.

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Waytoun said: (Jul 13, 2013)  
This is the era of knowledge and as well presentation and considering this point, group discussion makes its significance. Today we want leaders who can motivate and guide others. When you are going in outside world to do a job, your technical knowledge matters but moreover it's important how to express and assimilate this knowledge and that is the main reason why it's so necessary. It gives you the confidence to put your views & also improves your logical and analytic power.

But mainly GD is held in English and there are many people who feel uncomfortable while giving their views in English other than Mother Tongue. That's why I am saying that GD is necessary but don't make it the final criteria for the selection. Include it but also check the technical and social knowledge of that person & then evaluate the all things honestly.

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Sanskriti Sharma said: (Jun 26, 2013)  
Hello everyone,

In my opinion GD should be a part of campus placement, as it helps in checking the mental ability, thinking power of a person. But it should be last round and final decision should not be based only on GD, because some students who are good in academics and even have good thinking power, solutions of every problem but they hesitate to express their view and just because of this they have to face rejection. So company should consider every point of the student and if possible they will provide some training to the students to overcome this hesitation.


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Mohammed Khandwala said: (Apr 5, 2013)  
Hello Friends,

I strongly believe that GD should play an important part in the selection criteria. It indeed does. It tests the candidates analytical as well as communication skills. GD is a criteria where you fight for your opinion, you prove what you believe is right. This automatically gives an idea of the candidates' convincing power. However, GDs should take place in a proper manner. There has to be a decency that should be maintained while appearing and speaking in a GD. This indicates about a person's behaviour and attitude towards people.

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Gaurav said: (Mar 22, 2013)  
Hello friend, according to my opinion, there should be GD in placement campus but it should be in proper manner so that everyone can get opportunities to use own thinking power. How he is deep and strong in thinking power? in technical round anyone can answered the question if he/she did studied well. But this is not important step for campus placement. For example : in sales/marketing/business, we need a high standard qualify student who is good in communication and can interact easily with customer.

In this case there is no importance of how much you strong in technical subject. This is fact for all it as well as core company. According to my opinion there should be aptitude test followed by Gd and interview for campus placement.

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Neils said: (Mar 4, 2013)  

We all agree to the fact that GD plays a significant role in portraying the confidence, views and the diplomacy skills of an individual to cooperate and coexist in the society.

BUT, at the same time there are people who possess immense potential and technical knowledge, albeit are unable to express themselves enough to clear the GD round, thus loosing a chance.

In my point of view, the right place for GD in the recruitment process is after the technical round.

That way, "bright minds" with good confidence and communication skills would then "get placed".

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Sajimol said: (Dec 14, 2012)  
I think GD is not an important thing in recruitment, because one candidate have good technical skills but he has fear to prove their ideas at that time companies will reject the candidate. The companies loss a good candidate. I think personal interview is needed instead of GD.

Thank you.

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Arundhati said: (Nov 24, 2012)  
Without a doubt GD should be a part of the campus placements, but it should not be set as a filter.

Because if this is kept as a filter, the people with good technical knowledge would be filtered out, and for each and every field its not only the communication skills that counts, technical knowledge is also important.

Of course its simultaneously important to represent your thoughts in front of others.

Even if you have knowledge but you are unable to put down your thoughts that's also useless.

So, GD and PI can be set as the rounds and given marks independently to each.

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Sumangala K said: (Oct 29, 2012)  
Yes gd should be part of the campus placement. It helps the candidate in many ways she can show her capability of speaking which gives her confidence. We can be able to know about the other candidate so that each others attitude is known one among the other for futures companies healthy growth.

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Gav said: (Oct 14, 2012)  
Yes, In my point of view GD should be a part of campus placement, it show's the ability of candidates. They are able to present his/her word's at the front of another employees.

Or not it show's confidence and communication skill of candidates. But, I think that GD must be started after PI, cos of in PI the Interviewer may check the ability of the candidate.

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Manisharma said: (Oct 11, 2012)  
I also agree with my friends that GD should be a part of campus placement. With the help of GD we can easily know about the mentality and confidence level of that person. We can see their skills, ideas, innovation n the most important their method to convey their ideas to others. GD is basically a procedure to know much about a person in as much as short time. So GD should be a part of campus placement.

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Radhika said: (Oct 4, 2012)  
Well, my answer to the question would definitely be a 'YES' since it portrays 'you', your thought process. Now whether it should be given utmost importance? I don't think.

If companies start giving importance to such things, they'll probably have only a bunch of TALKERS hired.

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Swarnendu Samanta said: (Oct 2, 2012)  
Hi friends,

Regarding this topic I want to add some thing that GD must be part of campus interview but it should be placed properly in placement program schedule.

Yeah I agree that GD says about candidate of their.

- Communication ability.
- Leadership.
- Confident.
- Mental Stability.
- Patience.

Which are require for growth any company.

But, I think GD should be added after Personal Interview (PI) (if necessary) because a technical student must not have fully communication skill to convince others (which is required for Management, marketing) , they just have a communication skill up-to how much is required. A very talented student having a huge knowledge in technology may not be selected falling the above process of campusing due to his/her poor communication skill. The non- English medium student face this problem a lot. In spite of having knowledge in technology they can not utilize their knowledge in company.

Now this problem arises due to the fact that we are mixing Management & Technical. So I feel there must have a change in campusing process, for management campusing GD should be given more importance than technical.

Thank you all a lot.

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Deepak said: (Sep 9, 2012)  
Friends, according to me GD has lost it's purpose lately. Now candidates think louder and faster they speak, chances of their selection are more, due to this people even don't listen what others are trying to say. So according other activities such as group activity may be good replacement where everyone get equal chances and everyone work as a team.

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Ashish said: (Aug 26, 2012)  
I think GD should not be part of campus placement because person with good communication skill may not be good in technical (Except Management placements) even if a company wants to have this as one of the filter in placement then it should be after technical round. People with good technical skill or analytical skill may not have command over speaking fluently.

Its actually depends on the company perspective what kind of talent they are looking for.

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Navdeep Khandelwal said: (Aug 17, 2012)  
Yes, I totally agree with the topic that GD is essential part of selection because it checks how much you interact with the other person, GD checks your communication skills, could you speak in front of many persons or not, it checks your leadership quality.

But in other way if your English is weaker then you have to overcome this problem by communicating with friends wheather you are speaking right or wrong don't mind because it develops your confidence level & by learn new meaning, read everyday newspapers.

Your problem is not GD, the problem is your confidence level, it can be boost up.

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Anshu said: (Aug 15, 2012)  
GD is really a good way of evaluating the communication skills and leadership qualities of a candidate. But yes, it does not show the technical and academic knowledge one possess. A company should not shortlist the candidate only on communication skills because ultimately it is the knowledge of the candidate which is most important for success and growth of the company.

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Suhana said: (Jul 15, 2012)  
Group discussion should be a part of campus placement. Having only academical and technical knowledge is not enough. One should have good communication and interaction skill.

GD is just not about how much aggressive you are or how much knowledge you posses its about how you communicate in a group. And I believe this is capability is within every human.

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Nitish Kumar said: (Jul 10, 2012)  
Yes, I hope that GD should be a part of campus placement, you know there is market competition in every sector. And if you want to stay in market, then you have to be a all rounder. I mean only technical degree will not work. You have to convince to public. And public will under stand then of course they will demand your product. So there is good communication skill is needed for you. If you have it is so soon good for you and your company. Because if you are smart then other are smarter then you. So be perfect.

GD in-hence our personalty, convention skill, and many more. So GD should be part of campus placement more important.

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Neeraj Lohani said: (Jun 16, 2012)  
Hi friends,

I also include some points on above topic as in gd a topic is given to the group the topic may be easy or tough to speak so firstly we need knowledge on that given topic. A candidate who is having very good communication skill leadership skill also can not speak without the knowledge.

So GD should not be the part of Campus Placement (leaving bpo sector where communication is must).

What the recruiter want the selected candidate work well in the organization. The candidate need knowledge on his field & basic communication is everyone having.

More over a candidate having good technical knowledge may not have good communication skill. Or a good communicator may not have good technical skill.

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Pravin Gadling said: (May 17, 2012)  
GD is the part of campus in which we show our skill, leadership etc.
Every person born with different skill with different nature. Also communication is important to our day-today life. So it important.

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Mukesh Malviya said: (Apr 22, 2012)  
I think Gd may be part of cumpas but it is not necesarry always if he/she have good techanical but Gd not so if he /she is desqualify based on Gd so this is not wright because Gd show only good communication but we can't assume good telent thats all.

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Anand Prashad said: (Feb 25, 2012)  
Yes GD should be the part of Campus Placement because , it is only the way from which the various trait of the candidate can be judge.....when there is large no of candidate,
GD can play a good role in initial screening of the candidate for the personnel interview.GD can chek the candidates various skill for eg :- Initiation Skill, leading Skill , Speaking skill etc...besides that agrassiveness of the candidate can be judge by the GD . Hence i belive that GD must be the part of campus placement.

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Neha said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
Group discussion is not at all use to be there to measure your communication skills in campus recruitment because for that personal interview is there. GD is all about checking your confidence level, checking your skills to convince other people with your ideas, checking whether you are extrovert or introvert, checking your presence of mind, checking your patience etc. It is all about how will you contibute to the development of your company. And even if you are going to be offered a technical position without a voice process still you should be able to express yourself. Because whatever you have done in technical project you should be able to express it in meetings and conferences. If you are unable to express whatever you have done then you will not be having any or very less growth. Morever you chance will be seized by other people who are having good communication skills and average technical knowledge.

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Nidhi Kumari said: (Feb 11, 2012)  
Although GD is an essential part for checking our communication skills but mostly it happens that even if we are having communication skills and knowledge we are dominated by others because speaking capability differs for each person and we didn't get chance to express ourselves.

And as far as I think it is time consuming process too. Our communication skills can be checked at the time of interview, the way we answer and talk is enough to test our communication skill.

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Richa Mehra said: (Feb 4, 2012)  
Hi friends. You all gave very fine opinions on this topic. Well in my opinion gd should be the part of campus placement because in campus several students are there. And company will pick the bests of them. So some strategy should b there. Like we gave the enterance exams for pursuing B-Tech so that college could get best students. In same manner gd is necessary for knowing the ability of student to coommunicate to others because in future and in this era we will have to face the brilliant compititors. Only technical knowledge is not efficient we should know that how to convence the client to finalize the deal. For this we must know that how can we attract them with our way of talking. See, we can learn the work in company from 1st day after getting job. So if we have a fantastic communication skill nd ability to express our views in front of others with confidence and with politeness and with fluency. We can do everything. But technical skill is also important :).

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Azryal said: (Jan 31, 2012)  
Well Every thing has pros and cons. We can be against GD for a technical interview /job but we cannot completely ignore it .There are some benefits of GD testing of communication skills, leadership qualities , aptitude etc which are important if you are in management level .
So i think we should include GD in the selection process BUT the overall selection must cover all the aspects written test ,GD and PI .No one should be rejected because he did not perform in GD only .

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Sayyad Ali said: (Dec 14, 2011)  
I think that GD should be the part of campus placement because in today's competitive world a candidate has to be a Diamond which is cut from 72 edges so one cannot get stuck to its academics. He has to prove himself in other curricular activities one should should be good in other curricular's such as soft skills, and he should posses qualities like a good leader and a good team worker, adaptable,etc. and these qualities can be judged in GD.

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Rahul Bose said: (Nov 12, 2011)  
GD should not be a part of campus placement...because there are people who are extremely good at their respective subject but nervous in gd...if we reject such person on the basis gd performance it would be injustice to them...not only that we will loose an extremely good candidate. Thats the reason it is said that halo effect is bad. If there is a sales job or finance or any other area apart from bpo companies area of interest should be revenue generation not the language.

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Arpana said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
Hi friends, as per me GD is an essential selection process only in case BPO/KPO or marketing sector, where it based on voice process. But its not necessary in case of any technical based positions like developer. Because the student who is well in his technical knowledge might be weak in his English. If we reject him before knowing his tech skill just because of fluency, we may lost an good technical person whose contribution is essential to Industry.

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Nitin Agarwal said: (Oct 20, 2011)  
In my opinion GD should not be a part of campus interview activity. Basically the purpose of GD is to know the activeness of the candidate and his quick response ability. But while practically working in a business environment, it is never necessary to take spontaneous decisions. So rather jumping on each other giving a concluded answer after reading different materials and books is preferable.

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Raja said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
I like this topic because it shows the people communication skills. Weather he or she to easily identify the person to recruit the right job or right place. From that GD will shows the people creativity mind and how they lead the team.

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